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Principal Controls Engineer

 

Brighton, East Sussex, Sussex

Published
03-01-2019
Job ad details
Published
03-01-2019
Expires
21-01-2019
Job ID
LJA-69299924
Job type
Permanent
Full-time
Salary level
£60,000 - £75,000  per year
Job sector
Mechanical/Engineering

A company within the marine industry is dedicated to the development and production of high-performance diesel outboard engines. They have taken an innovative approach towards the resolution of the challenges involved in bringing such a product to market.

The company offers an exciting and fast-paced environment where innovative and unusual ideas are actively encouraged. The business is rapidly growing and as such is the ideal environment for a candidate looking for career progression and involvement in an industry-changing project from an early stage.

They are now looking to expand its capabilities in the field of electronic controls. They are seeking a Principal Engineer (Controls) will be responsible for leading the company controls developments activities, both software and hardware across engine and vessel applications.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The Principal Engineer (Controls) will have responsibilities including (but not limited to):
lDevelopment of the company's ongoing product control approach and strategies.
lManagement of a team of engineers and technicians in the delivery of the controls function including recruitment, training, work planning, appraisals, one-to-ones, leave management, departmental budget control.
lProvision of technical leadership to externally sourced hardware and software development activities including; preparation of initial RFQ's, final supplier selection and management through the technical delivery process to project completion.
lTo act as the single point of internal expertise on matters relating to powertrain and marine vessel control (both software and hardware), continuing to maintain a comprehensive and up to date knowledge of relevant technologies.
lOngoing expansion of the company's electrical and controls test capability including HiL and SiL rigs.

The successful applicant
*Will be a completer-finisher with great attention to detail and effective documentation.
*They will be an excellent communicator with a good grasp of the English language. You will work as part of a larger development team so must be an effective team player with a clear focus on the ultimate project goal.
*They must have a strong work ethic and be able to drive themselves to the agreed outcome.
*They must also be capable of interacting effectively with suppliers drawn from an international supply chain, so an ability to speak more than one language will be of benefit.

*Experienced engineer of electronics control systems with a deep understanding of controls systems strategy and execution. Strong software skills are essential as is a robust understanding of digital electronics hardware design.

*Competency with real time operating systems, "C", LabView, Matlab/Simulink and VHDL is required, together with an understanding of software HIL testing and SIL validation.

*Experience with FPGA-based designs and ARM processors will be beneficial. A knowledge of the implementation and constraints of on- and off-vehicle networks is required. A working understanding of analogue electronics would be beneficial.

You will also need to work alongside experienced engineers of parallel disciplines in the development of new products and test equipment, so a robust basis in physics and mathematics is essential. A prior capability with one of the industry-standard design tools (e.g. NX, Catia, Inventor) will be beneficial.

Working competency with the usual office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is mandatory. The successful candidate will have at least 5 year's demonstrable experience across the above competencies in either the aerospace, motorsport or automotive industries. Applications from candidates from other industries who can demonstrate the necessary capabilities and experience will be considered.

The successful applicant will be able to evidence their relevant prior experience by means of peer interview and by-passing initial capability tests. Where possible they should be prepared to bring examples of their own prior work to interview. The successful candidate will be able to evidence their own work, as opposed to that of a team of which they have been a part.

If interested in this opportunity please apply now

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Job ad details
Published
03-01-2019
Expires
21-01-2019
Job ID
LJA-69299924
Jobtype
Permanent
Full-time
Salary level
£60,000 - £75,000  per year
Job sector
Mechanical/Engineering